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You can't directly use 〜たい if you are talking about other people's state of mind. You need to attach 〜がる (which attaches to the root of any i-adj). 泳ぐ - (I/he/she) swim(s) 泳ぎたい - I want to swim 泳ぎたがる - He/she (shows signs that he/she) wants to swim 泳ぎたがっている - He/she (is showing signs that he/she) wants to swim For the most part 〜たがる and 〜たがっている ...
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